227-0390-00L Elements of Microscopy
|Semester||Spring Semester 2020|
|Lecturers||M. Stampanoni, G. Csúcs, A. Sologubenko|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||The lecture reviews the basics of microscopy by discussing wave propagation, diffraction phenomena and aberrations. It gives the basics of light microscopy, introducing fluorescence, wide-field, confocal and multiphoton imaging. It further covers 3D electron microscopy and 3D X-ray tomographic micro and nanoimaging.|
|Objective||Solid introduction to the basics of microscopy, either with visible light, electrons or X-rays.|
|Content||It would be impossible to imagine any scientific activities without the help of microscopy. Nowadays, scientists can count on very powerful instruments that allow investigating sample down to the atomic level.|
The lecture includes a general introduction to the principles of microscopy, from wave physics to image formation. It provides the physical and engineering basics to understand visible light, electron and X-ray microscopy.
During selected exercises in the lab, several sophisticated instrument will be explained and their capabilities demonstrated.